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Lightning blamed in huge Brooklyn fire

April 11, 2013 12:40:44 PM PDT
A third-alarm fire burned through several apartment buildings in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn overnight, leaving dozens of residents homeless.

The fire broke out inside the Pulaski Street building at around 3:15 a.m. Thursday.

The fire went to three alarms as firefighters were unable to keep the flames from spreading to neighboring buildings.

Dozens of residents were left temporarily homeless.

No injuries were reported.

Fire marshals say a lightning strike sparked the flames.

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